22.12.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - The Berlin Philharmonic (under Simon Rattle) and Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Claudio Abbado) justified most of the fuss that greeted them, but perhaps the most significant visit was that of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly
20.12.2011 [Huffington Post UK (blog)] - Elsewhere Claudio Abbado showed us how it's done with a sublime series of concerts with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra: Abbado is simply a master. Bruckner with muscle and Mozart with punch, there was just more of everything.
18.12.2011 [The Independent] - Claudio Abbado (born 1933), Colin Davis (1927) and Bernard Haitink (1929) brought unparalleled clarity and depth of feeling to Bruckner, Tchaikovsky and Brahms in their performances with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and
11.12.2011 [The Guardian] - Other visiting orchestras brought purely musical pleasures: first the Berlin Philharmonic, resident in the Southbank and the Barbican with Simon Rattle, then the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado – now in his late-70s enjoying near mythical